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Optical transport market bobs and weaves with supply chain challenges
News Analysis | 11/30/2021

The downward trend in optical transport revenue this year is a result of lower sales in China; in the rest of the world, demand for optical equipment is on the rise and continues to exceed supply.

Atlantic Broadband gets ready to throw some elbows
News Analysis | 11/30/2021

The operator plans to splash out $82 million to extend fiber-fueled services into parts of New Hampshire and West Virginia and compete with the likes of Comcast, Frontier and Consolidated Communications.

Amazon, Dish peddle 5G products for the enterprise
News Analysis | 11/30/2021

Amazon kicked off its annual AWS re:Invent trade show with a new AWS Private 5G product. Meanwhile, AWS customer Dish Network touted its own 5G plans.

Musk: SpaceX at 'risk of bankruptcy' if flight frequency, production goals aren't met
News Analysis | 11/30/2021

In a companywide email, Elon Musk reportedly said the production crisis involving the 'Raptor' engines for the heavy-duty Starship rocket could place SpaceX in hot water.

AT&T's networking chief downplays C-band delay in 5G
News Analysis | 11/30/2021

'In the grand scheme of things, I wouldn't be overly concerned about this from an investor perspective,' said AT&T's Jeff McElfresh, the executive in charge of selling 5G and fiber Internet connections.

Cable Next-Gen Business Services returns
Alantown | 11/30/2021

Light Reading's longest-running conference will be fully digital again next week as it tackles the damage wrought to the commercial market by COVID-19 and assesses cable's post-pandemic business prospects.

India advises people not to subscribe to Starlink
News Analysis | 11/30/2021

Government authorities say the company owned by Elon Musk has not acquired the necessary licenses.

Hit the road, Jack: A Twitter retrospective
News Analysis | 11/30/2021

The resignation of Twitter's Jack Dorsey robs tech of an idealistic eccentric, with Parag Agrawal now stuck sorting the platform's monetization woes.

Ho ho ho – telco Xmas list asks Europe to scrap net neutrality
Morris Lore | 11/30/2021

The region's big players have written a hopeful letter asking for mergers to be approved, spectrum to be cheaper and big tech to pay up.

5G fixed wireless: How far can it go?
News Analysis | 11/30/2021

The latest studies continue to insist on the attractiveness of the service despite unimpressive adoption so far.

What cable wants from the edge
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/30/2021

In this third segment of a four-part sponsored series, we look at more key results from a new Heavy Reading study about the cable industry's edge computing driving factors and implementation plans.

Eurobites: Turkey gets 25G PON in time for Christmas
News Analysis | 11/30/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: FiberCop signs up another operator; Vodafone Spain renews with Netcracker; Telefónica Tech goes underwater.

New Ericsson report hikes forecasts for 5G subscribers
News Analysis | 11/30/2021

Even Ericsson has been surprised by the rapid growth in 5G despite the pandemic and component supply problems.

Charter warns that pole access disputes could slow RDOF deployments
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

Charter tells FCC that 'timely and non-discriminatory access' to utility poles is critical for RDOF buildouts. Meanwhile, Charter and an electrical coop don't see eye-to-eye on a pole-related issue that has surfaced in Kentucky.

Why Alan Davidson is a new power player in 5G
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

'Spectrum use has never been more critical for both federal and commercial users,' argued Alan Davidson, President Biden's new pick to head the NTIA.

NAB voices 'serious concerns' about Gigi Sohn's involvement with Locast
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

NAB is troubled by Sohn's involvement as one of three directors of Locast, a streamer of local TV broadcast signals that shut down earlier this year in the wake of a legal battle with ABC, CBS, Fox and NBCU.

Telcos to nearly double fiber footprint by 2027 – report
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

Wall Street firm projects that telcos will pass nearly twice as many homes with fiber lines over the next five years, while the number of telco FTTH subs will more than double to 35 million.

US cable steers (mostly) clear of Black Friday mobile promos
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

Comcast put forth an Xfinity Mobile promotion, 'but the fine print reveals that it is far less aggressive than meets the eye,' says MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett.

UK on Meta-Giphy: Let's call the whole thing off
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

The UK's CMA looks poised to block Meta's $400 million purchase of Giphy. Does this signal the end of Zuckerberg's run buying social media companies?

US years ahead in LEO broadband, but 6G battle looms
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

China appears to be years behind in satellite technology as the US continues to launch new constellations.

Dangerous liaisons for HPE in China
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

The IT company's Chinese joint venture has become one of the latest additions to the notorious Entity List.

Eurobites: Telcos still not happy about being US tech giants' beasts of burden
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom tests hybrid 5G; Telefónica chosen by SMCP for SD-WAN and more; A1 Telekom Austria and the BBC snuggle up.

Ooredoo strikes five-year strategic deal with Nokia
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

Finnish vendor highlights 5G rollout as part of multi-country partnership; Qatari operator emphasizes enhanced customer experiences.

Wrong number! India's Jio denies bidding for the UK's BT
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

The owner of India's largest telco has been linked with a possible takeover of the UK phone incumbent.

Telecom Italia CEO quits as KKR circles
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

Luigi Gubitosi is the latest CEO to throw in the towel at the Italian incumbent. TIM sets up a committee to study the KKR offer.

India panel urges social media crackdown – reports
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

Pressure is mounting on Facebook and Twitter, with local authorities saying they should be held accountable for user content on their platforms.

The US-China tech war is only getting started
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

More Chinese companies have been added to the US trade blacklist as China pushes 'indigenous innovation.'

What's the story? The $22 billion Andromeda spectrum auction
News Analysis | 11/26/2021

On this episode, we talk with Light Reading's Mike Dano about all things spectrum auctions, including the 'Andromeda' auction, which just wrapped up with $22 billion in bids. We also get into broadband mapping and how spectrum could be used to tackle the digital divide.

Salt hails strong Q3 amid fiber network concerns
News Analysis | 11/26/2021

Switzerland-based operator reports strong Q3 revenue growth, but fiber ambitions face a setback after Swisscom ruling.

Ericsson's $6.2B Vonage deal has befuddled investors – no wonder
Morris Lore | 11/26/2021

Vonage's relevance to 5G is questionable and shareholders will be asking if the cash would have been better spent elsewhere.

Eurobites: Private equity rivals consider joint bid for TIM – sources
News Analysis | 11/26/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus helps out with electric vehicle charging; Tele2 connects the electric road; BT moves into new global HQ.

RAN momentum checked by supply chain squeezes – Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 11/25/2021

Analyst firm expects 2022 RAN spend to grow only 3% year-on-year, after two years of double-digit increases.

Behind China's huge 5G numbers: Fast rollout and low prices
News Analysis | 11/25/2021

China's 5G rollout remains a story of government-mandated deployment and rock-bottom fees.

Eurobites: Nokia and Yadro combine on basestations in Russia
News Analysis | 11/25/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI secures smartphones; CityFibre shows some 800Gbit/s backbone; Atos and OVHcloud extend partnership in France.

Vodafone sticks a wind turbine on a mobile mast
News Analysis | 11/25/2021

The UK operator is pioneering an innovative solution to the problem of running power to mobile sites in the countryside.

Orange CEO quits after fraud conviction
News Analysis | 11/25/2021

The 'affaire Tapie' has finally forced Orange's Président Directeur Général to step down after 11 years.

Reliance Jio lost 19M users in September
News Analysis | 11/25/2021

The Indian telco giant's customer base is shrinking as rural subscribers and customers treating it as a second SIM quit service.

AT&T, Verizon to temporarily turn down 5G power to address FAA worries
News Analysis | 11/24/2021

'We will ... adopt these precautionary measures to allow for additional time for continued analysis,' the two companies wrote of their plans to reduce the power of their 5G networks.

After missing 4G and 5G, HAPS supporters now target 6G
News Analysis | 11/24/2021

Japan's SoftBank hopes to raise money for 'capital expenditures, research and development, business operations and other areas' in its High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) business.

Fab news with new $17B Texas Samsung chip plant
News Analysis | 11/24/2021

With a new fab to open in late 2024, Samsung takes its total US investment to $47 billion, and pockets generous subsidies after a fierce bidding war.

Streamers bump Black Friday bargains to spur sagging sub growth
News Analysis | 11/24/2021

AMC+, Disney+, Paramount+, Discovery+ and many others push Black Friday discounts to get larger subscriber numbers in the plus column.

Nokia caught in telco schism over open RAN
Morris Lore | 11/24/2021

The Finnish equipment vendor rejects the charge its software works only with its own hardware and finds an ally in BT.

Fraud could drag down Biden's broadband ambitions – report
News Analysis | 11/24/2021

'There are many more EBB-enrolled households that claimed they have a dependent child at certain CEP schools than students who are actually enrolled in those schools,' warned the FCC's inspector general.

Spectrum-sharing task force chair: 'It really doesn't have to be a spectrum fight'
News Analysis | 11/24/2021

As the commercial 5G industry and the US military begin working to share spectrum in the lower 3GHz band, the head of the National Spectrum Coalition task force on the issue remains hopeful.

The future of fiber optic innovation: Part II
Guest Perspectives | 11/24/2021

The next 50 years of optical communications will most likely be dedicated to addressing key fundamental challenges to make the optical expansion more efficient and practical, and to make these predictions even riskier (and more fun).

Eurobites: Orange's Richard found guilty in Tapie case
News Analysis | 11/24/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor divests Open Universe, FTTH assets; Vivendi has no plans to exit TIM; ADVA recommends Adtran bid to shareholders.

EU acts to tackle might of 'gatekeeper' platforms
News Analysis | 11/24/2021

The Digital Markets Act takes a further step towards the goal of ending 'unfair practices of big online platforms.'

Swiss carriers outpace UK, US on 5G speeds – RootMetrics
News Analysis | 11/24/2021

Swisscom in pole position on speed and availability, according to the latest report.

Comcast may move Hulu content to Peacock
News Analysis | 11/23/2021

Comcast's NBCUniversal unit is reportedly weighing whether to pull much of its content from Hulu and make it exclusive to Peacock to boost that streaming service.

Dish Network officially teams up with Rakuten
News Analysis | 11/23/2021

Dish Network said it will use Rakuten Symphony's observability framework to collect telemetry data from its network functions in order to support the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Doom for Zoom boom, as CEO looks to enterprises
News Analysis | 11/23/2021

Zoom beat expectations but still saw its slowest growth since 2018.

Xiaomi profits collapse as fortunes reverse
News Analysis | 11/23/2021

The Chinese smartphone maker faces a components crunch, domestic competition and souring technology investments.

IBC cancels December show in Amsterdam
News Analysis | 11/23/2021

IBC 2021, a big annual media tech event usually held in Amsterdam in September, becomes the latest trade show to succumb to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wireless industry report says 5G FWA could connect 43% of rural US
Broadband World News | 11/23/2021

A new industry report from Accenture, commissioned by CTIA, the wireless industry association, makes the case for serving the rural US with fixed wireless, noting that with billions available for broadband, it's 'key to acknowledge that 5G FWA is a future-proof technology.'

Charter's Spectrum Enterprise goes on the offensive
News Analysis | 11/23/2021

Enterprise services unit of Charter boots up new brand identity and a campaign focused on fulfilling 'unreasonable' requests of large businesses and stealing away share from incumbent service providers.

Telefónica turns to Wipro for 5GC automation in Germany, Brazil
News Analysis | 11/23/2021

If all goes to plan, Spanish group will then roll out Indian tech firm's CI/CD/CT solution to Spain and the UK.

Rare earths shortage roiling supply chain
News Analysis | 11/23/2021

Soaring rare earth prices are disrupting the global supply chain and another source of geopolitical tension between China and the US.

How and why T-Mobile sidestepped mmWave 5G
News Analysis | 11/23/2021

Only about half of the phones T-Mobile sells support mmWave 5G, according to Counterpoint Technology Market Research. As a result, T-Mobile counts 3.5 million non-mmWave 5G customers.

Eurobites: Telefónica does some blue-skies thinking on broadband
News Analysis | 11/23/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Kcom uses ADVA's optical transport; Enea lands private network gig in Taiwan; Brits love drones, says BT research.

Germany reckons open RAN is risky business
News Analysis | 11/23/2021

One of Germany's government agencies has released a report arguing that open RAN is far less secure than traditional network infrastructure.

Orange Belgium starts talks on VOO, enfin
News Analysis | 11/23/2021

The Belgian operator has been interested in buying the Nethys-owned cableco since at least 2018.

Fixed wireless, LEO satellite broadband best suited for unserved and underserved areas – study
Broadband World News | 11/22/2021

Performance data from Comlinkdata/Tutela indicate that T-Mobile Home Broadband and Starlink are as good as VDSL, stomp on DSL, but generally fall short of terrestrial HFC and fiber services.

Ericsson shells out $6.2B for Vonage
News Analysis | 11/22/2021

CEO Börje Ekholm optimistic about creating a new and lucrative 5G API market in the enterprise space through its biggest ever acquisition.

AST SpaceMobile warns of possible launch delays
News Analysis | 11/22/2021

AST SpaceMobile had hoped to launch another satellite on a SpaceX rocket sometime early next year. But the company warned it might need 'additional time for ... testing and final launch preparation.'

Verizon to gain around 20M new mobile customers any day now
News Analysis | 11/22/2021

Reuters reported that the FCC's four commissioners will approve Verizon's purchase of América Móvil's TracFone shortly. The prepaid provider counts a total of around 20 million customers.

EU slaps anti-dumping tariffs on China optical cable firms
News Analysis | 11/22/2021

The European Commission has finally made a judgement against Chinese vendors for anti-competitive behavior.

India's Airtel hikes prepaid tariffs by 25%
News Analysis | 11/22/2021

In a widely anticipated move, India's second-largest service provider, Bharti Airtel, has announced it is raising prepaid tariffs for all plans by 20-25%.

Telecom Italia faces $12.2B privatization bid from KKR
News Analysis | 11/22/2021

Shareholder Vivendi is said to oppose the offer, rating it too low.

Eurobites: Telenor explores Thai merger
News Analysis | 11/22/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intracom tests PtMP with 5G service providers; Telia's 5G drives timber project; WhatsApp tweaks privacy policy.

Ericsson, Nokia line up new CTOs in North America
News Analysis | 11/22/2021

Michael Murphy in August moved over to Nokia's fierce rival, Ericsson, and is now that vendor's North American CTO. Murphy is being replaced by David Eckard, VP of strategy and technology for North America at Nokia.

John Malone sizes up the threat to cable posed by fiber overbuilders
News Analysis | 11/19/2021

'The biggest threat has always been the stupid guy with a lot of money coming into your business,' the cable industry legend tells CNBC's David Faber. The big question is what kind of return investors are willing to accept, Malone says.

Hulu to raise live TV pricing as it bundles in Disney+ and ESPN+
News Analysis | 11/19/2021

Move aims to soften the blow of a $5 price to the Hulu + Live TV service, but will likewise enable Disney to give its full slate of premium streaming services a jolt.

Driving Change With 400G Coherent Pluggable Optics
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/19/2021

Heavy Reading survey data suggests that coherent pluggable optics are relevant in a wide range of use cases and will create a healthy and competitive ecosystem for a new era in transport networking.

Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile stay the course with holiday promotions
News Analysis | 11/19/2021

Although there are a few new elements in play, including possible smartphone shortages and a competitive discount from Dish, Black Friday looks relatively calm this year on the wireless front.

Cable One plots path to DOCSIS 4.0
News Analysis | 11/19/2021

As part of a broader focus on '10G,' the cable operator said it is upgrading its return path to enable symmetrical multi-gigabit speeds and an overall plant upgrade to 1.8GHz.

Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone send each other tower partnership signals
News Analysis | 11/19/2021

Höttges and Read both talk this week about deconsolidation of tower assets and industrial partnerships.

Telenor eyes a tie-up to make biggest Thai carrier
News Analysis | 11/19/2021

On the heels of a similar deal in Malaysia, Telenor eyes knocking together Thailand's second and third place operators to make a new behemoth.

AT&T spent $9B on midband spectrum for 5G – analysts
News Analysis | 11/19/2021

If the predictions are accurate, AT&T's bill for 5G spectrum this year might total $36.7 billion. That's just under half of the $85 billion AT&T spent to acquire Time Warner in 2018.

What's the Story?: Altice USA flip flops on fiber
News Analysis | 11/19/2021

Light Reading's Alan Breznick explains why Altice USA did a 180 on its broadband growth strategy.

How cable views the edge
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/19/2021

In this second segment of a four-part series, we look at more key results from a new Heavy Reading study about the cable industry's edge computing views and approach.

Alibaba Cloud returns to black as group profit sinks
News Analysis | 11/19/2021

Another torrid quarter for China's Alibaba as earnings plummet amid a slowdown in consumer demand – although its cloud division is on the up and up.

Eurobites: UK telcos face new security rules
News Analysis | 11/19/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Orange get super coherent; Sky leaves its routers exposed; Liberty Global boss sounds off about UK broadband.

Telefónica in line for massive tax rebate
News Analysis | 11/19/2021

The Spanish giant took on the law, and it seems to have won – so far.

BlastWave shoots out of stealth mode with VPN alternative
News Analysis | 11/18/2021

BlastWave launched its flagship product, a zero-trust network access tool that has a passwordless multi-factor authentication component.

Pandemic's effects on economy 'are still real,' Charter CEO says
News Analysis | 11/18/2021

Charter is still growing, albeit more slowly, as company comes to grips with 'anomalies' that have slowed down market activity, Tom Rutledge tells CNBC's David Faber.

Ericsson: Actually, open RAN is more expensive
News Analysis | 11/18/2021

'Ericsson's own estimates have indicated that open RAN is more expensive than integrated RAN given the need for more equipment to accomplish what purpose-built solutions can deliver,' the vendor told the FCC.

Multiple forces fueling broadband's 'Great Deceleration' – analyst
News Analysis | 11/18/2021

Competition, depressed household formation, government stimulus dollars and the saturation of broadband penetration are all affecting the rate of broadband subscriber growth, says MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett.

How COVID-19 derailed edge computing
News Analysis | 11/18/2021

Prior to the pandemic, EdgeMicro, Vapor IO, MobiledgeX, Alef and others had grand plans to support edge computing across the country and world. But COVID-19 Internet traffic spikes changed those plans.

Ice turns on 5G in Norway
News Analysis | 11/18/2021

Norwegian operator steps up pace of 5G rollout and introduces new business plan and commercial strategy with the NiceMobil sub-brand.

Nvidia revenue +50%, but FTC throws shade at its Arm buy
News Analysis | 11/18/2021

Nvidia adeptly navigates a chip shortage Jensen Huang thinks will last to 2023, but the FTC is the latest regulator to cast doubt on its Arm buy.

Casa Systems flexes its MAC
News Analysis | 11/18/2021

Billed as a pathway to the future '10G' network, supplier says its new Flexible MAC Architecture (FMA) platform is in trials with tier 1 operators in multiple regions.

Cisco dancing on stronger order book, but Q1 revs miss a beat
News Analysis | 11/18/2021

Component shortages and supply chain constraints, along with lowered Q2 guidance, cast shadow over US tech giant.

India to use USOF to provide 4G coverage in 7k+ villages
News Analysis | 11/18/2021

The Indian government approved the use of the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) to provide 4G connectivity in 7,287 villages at the cost of around INR64.66 billion ($872 million).

Eurobites: Connectivia signs up to FiberCop's Italian job
News Analysis | 11/18/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange CFO sees mergers ahead; MTN bails out of Yemen; Telefónica hits the smart road.

Europe's $200B telcos are still pleading for open RAN handouts
Morris Lore | 11/18/2021

Policymakers appear to have ignored the earlier call for open RAN support and they would be wise to reject the latest.

Nokia nabs deal to build Iraqi broadband backbone
News Analysis | 11/18/2021

Iraq, with 25,000 Internet users in 2002, but now there's more than 30 million of them. Orange got burned along the way, but Nokia's bedding itself in nicely.

Lumen, Radware combat DDoS attackers flying under the radar
News Analysis | 11/17/2021

Lumen's Q3 DDoS Report revealed that bad actors are launching DDoS attacks with more frequency, at larger volumes and with increased complexity.

Rosenworcel mostly avoids specifics during FCC nomination hearing
News Analysis | 11/17/2021

In her FCC confirmation hearing, Jessica Rosenworcel discussed a number of hot-button issues like net neutrality, USF reform and 5G in the 12GHz band. But she didn't offer much in the way of specifics.

The C-band delay in 5G is impressively stupid
DanoVision | 11/17/2021

The FAA is having 'very productive discussions' with AT&T and Verizon over possible 5G interference with aircraft altimeters. But aren't those discussions a little late?

Roku downgraded to 'Sell' over revenue growth worries
News Analysis | 11/17/2021

Revenue and earnings estimates for Roku 'are just too damn high,' says MoffettNathanson analyst Michael Nathanson.

The future of fiber optic innovation: Part I
Guest Perspectives | 11/17/2021

Optical fiber has taken us on a 50-year journey, enabling communication capabilities that we never imagined possible. Now looking forward ten, 20, and even a full 50 years, we examine what the future holds for optical fiber communications.

Bouygues Telecom nears 50% FTTH customer milestone
News Analysis | 11/17/2021

French operator says it is on track to meet targets set out under Ambition 2026 strategy.

China telecom operators join the metaverse race
News Analysis | 11/17/2021

China is in the grip of metaverse fever, with hundreds of new businesses being formed and regulators stepping in to combat soaring stock prices.

Open RAN cranked up the hype with RIC, a renamed, real-time SON
News Analysis | 11/17/2021

A feature of open RAN is the ability to manage networks through real-time automation, but its value is questionable.

Eurobites: Openreach fiber frenzy reaches 6M premises
News Analysis | 11/17/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM may renegotiate DAZN contract; Ooredoo and Snap combine on augmented reality; Orange IoT tech helps Safran finds its tools.

Joe Natale out, Tony Staffieri in as Rogers CEO
News Analysis | 11/16/2021

Staffieri's appointment as as interim president and CEO – with a possible path to permanence – arrives amid a family feud at the Canadian operator and soon after Edward Rogers was reinstated as board chairman.

Andromeda auction for midband 5G ends with $21.9B in bids
News Analysis | 11/16/2021

The auction, dubbed the 'Andromeda auction' by Light Reading because it sounds cool, clocked in at around $0.70 per MHz-POP. That's less than the $0.945 per MHz-POP for the C-band auction.

Will the metaverse lead cable's '10G Challenge'?
The Bauminator | 11/16/2021

The cable industry will award more than $300,000 for ideas supporting apps and services that need speeds of at least 1-Gig. Holographs and light field displays aside, will something related to the so-called metaverse be among them?

Here's how AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are fighting SIM swaps
News Analysis | 11/16/2021

After Princeton University research showed glaring holes in mobile operators' SIM swapping systems, the FCC opened a proceeding into the issue. Here's how the nation's big carriers are responding.

Qualcomm hopes to lead 5G pivot into metaverse
News Analysis | 11/16/2021

Qualcomm, one of the primary companies driving the development of 5G technologies, believes the metaverse 'has the potential to be the next computing platform.'

Vodafone CEO likes H1, but moans about low returns
News Analysis | 11/16/2021

Nick Read laments what he sees as over competitive European markets; indicates (again) that time is right for consolidation.

Iliad boasts of Q3 growth prowess
News Analysis | 11/16/2021

The now delisted France-based group claims it has an organic growth profile 'unlike any other telco in Europe.'

Vecima's DAA biz expands as supply chain challenges loom
News Analysis | 11/16/2021

Sales of 'Entra' DAA products reached a record in Vecima's fiscal Q1, and would've been even higher if not for delays in schedules and delivery times.

Prickly Deutsche Telekom boss wants hyperscaler deals curbed
Morris Lore | 11/16/2021

US tech giants are buying the companies that telcos use to 'digitize' their core infrastructure, and the CEO of Europe's largest telco is not happy.

STC pumps $400M into data center expansion
News Analysis | 11/16/2021

Phase 3 of DC construction program gets underway; framed as part of kingdom's Vision 2030 to be 'premier' digital hub in MENA region.

Huawei looks at licensing to get around US bans
News Analysis | 11/16/2021

As DC cracks down further, Huawei looks at licensing smartphone designs to Xnova and TD Tech, which may have better luck getting access to silicon.

Eurobites: UK complaints down, but it's still bad news for TalkTalk and Virgin
News Analysis | 11/16/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's intelligent automation; ADVA researches SDM in optical networks; BT's asbestos problem.

Gluware in 'full-blown growth mode' with $43M in funding, says CEO
CxO Spotlight | 11/15/2021

Light Reading recently caught up with Jeff Gray, CEO of Gluware, to discuss updates to the company's automation platform for enterprise customers and to hear more about how Gluware plans to put its new funding to use.

T-Mobile is winning the race to 100MHz for midband 5G
DanoVision | 11/15/2021

T-Mobile soon expects to provide up to 200 million Americans with average 5G speeds of 400 Mbit/s. AT&T and Verizon, meanwhile, are stuck waiting for the White House to mediate interagency squabbling.

Consolidated boots up 'Fidium Fiber' brand as network upgrades expand
News Analysis | 11/15/2021

Launched in parts of northern New England, the new brand offering features symmetrical 1-Gig service starting at $70 per year paired with a whole-home Wi-Fi platform powered by Plume.

American Tower talks up edge while dumping cash on core data centers
News Analysis | 11/15/2021

American Tower said it will spend $10.1 billion to buy CoreSite Realty, one of the nation's biggest operators of data centers. The company said it hopes to eventually leverage the purchase for edge computing.

Drahi said to be eyeing a bigger slice of BT
News Analysis | 11/15/2021

Report suggests any stake-building plan is likely to involve Deutsche Telekom as well as Drahi's Altice.

NBCU's Peacock starts to stream into Europe
News Analysis | 11/15/2021

NBCU's premium streaming service will initially be rolled out to Sky and NOW customers in the UK and Ireland on Tuesday as part of an initial 'soft launch' in the region.

Another key exec exits China chip leader SMIC
News Analysis | 11/15/2021

It's not getting any easier for China's chip champion SMIC following the loss of its second top executive in two months.

Telenor does AI deal with Google despite its big-tech fears
News Analysis | 11/15/2021

The Norwegian incumbent becomes the latest Tier 1 operator in Europe to partner with a Silicon Valley giant on AI.

Conexon Connect gets $435M in latest RDOF round to serve fiber through rural co-ops
Broadband World News | 11/15/2021

In the FCC's largest round of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) yet, which saw electric cooperatives as the walkaway winners, over $435 million was designated for Conexon Connect, a fiber ISP providing service through local co-ops.

Supply chain problems may slow midband 5G in the US
News Analysis | 11/15/2021

Airspan warned that it will delay up to $40 million worth of equipment shipments due to supply chain constraints – and it's not the only 5G equipment vendor to sound such a warning.

Omdia's Nicole McCormick: How to really sell 5G to consumers
LRTV Interviews | 11/15/2021

Omdia analyst Nicole McCormick joins the podcast this week to discuss her latest research on 5G pricing and what seems to be catching on with consumers.

The risky business of multicloud insurance
The Wizard of Roz | 11/15/2021

Telcos need a way to address the hyperscaler lock-in. Roz Roseboro ponders whether Vodafone's TaaS platform plan is a reasonable insurance policy or another example of a telco driving recklessly.

Eurobites: TIM takes open RAN into the mountains
News Analysis | 11/15/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arm/Nvidia deal faces closer scrutiny; Vodacom's H1; Virgin Media O2 carries on converging.

How cable aims to leverage the edge
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/15/2021

In this first segment of a new four-part series, we look at some key results from a new Heavy Reading study about the cable industry's edge computing strategy and efforts.

Cogeco's move into the Canadian mobile market remains hazy
News Analysis | 11/12/2021

Canadian operator still needs to clear some hurdles at the CRTC and with incumbent mobile players before it can push ahead with a mobile service that will utilize a hybrid MVNO model… sometime in 2022.

Biden finalizes Trump's ban against Huawei and ZTE
News Analysis | 11/12/2021

The Secure Equipment Act of 2021, signed into law by President Biden, prevents China's Huawei and ZTE from receiving federal approvals to sell their equipment in the US market.

CableLabs sizes up hybrid MVNO architectures
News Analysis | 11/12/2021

New working group aims to conceive an 'evolved architectural blueprint' for hybrid MVNO models in which cable operators will strive to combine access to a partner's mobile network and their own Wi-Fi and 4G/5G networks.

Funding its constellation, Telesat does dual IPOs
News Analysis | 11/12/2021

Canada's satellite operator Telesat is listing in New York and Toronto, to help launch its Lightspeed constellation, boasting inter-satellite laser.

DT ups earnings guidance again after strong Q3
News Analysis | 11/12/2021

Germany-based group hails 'better than expected' performance in the first nine months of the year.

Millicom splashes out $2.2B on Tigo Guatemala acquisition
News Analysis | 11/12/2021

Luxembourg-based operator acquires remaining 45% stake in Guatemalan JV.

Intelsat, Kymeta show off sat 5G in a moving car
News Analysis | 11/12/2021

Intelsat and Kymeta get satellite-enabled 5G on to a moving vehicle, a helpful trick maybe for Intelsat after its Q3 loss of $145.7 million.

WiCipedia: The importance of diversity in cryptocurrency
WiCipedia | 11/12/2021

This week in our WiC roundup: Funding is 'surging' for female-founded companies; will new Texas laws cause a tech exodus?; harassment may be unavoidable for women in tech; and more.

Eurobites: No green without digital, says Nokia
News Analysis | 11/12/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and VMware still going steady; Openreach tests exchange closures; MWC Barcelona 2022 is go!

Malaysia national 5G network: Harder than it looks
News Analysis | 11/12/2021

Malaysia's 5G saga rolls on: The single national network is attractive but brings a whole new set of problems; just ask anyone involved in Australia's NBN.

BT takes aim at open RAN myths
News Analysis | 11/12/2021

The hyped technology will not save operators money or prompt BT to use more suppliers, says the UK phone incumbent's chief architect.

SD-WAN and security come together like PB&J, says AT&T VP
News Analysis | 11/11/2021

AT&T and Cisco are launching a new managed SASE service which brings together SD-WAN and Cisco's security portfolio.

Dish eyes blockchain-based loyalty program for mobile, TV
News Analysis | 11/11/2021

Dish Network's blockchain-based loyalty program could be used by its Boost Mobile customers and its satellite and streaming TV customers. And it could rely on a Dish-backed cryptocurrency.

Did Dish eke out an Andromeda victory in 5G?
News Analysis | 11/11/2021

Dish Network raised $5.25 billion, and suggested the money would 'finance the potential purchase of wireless spectrum.' Some analysts believe Dish might have gotten a deal in the Andromeda auction.

Disney+ sub growth expected to rebound in 2022
News Analysis | 11/11/2021

CEO Bob Chapek says an influx of new content and market expansions will re-accelerate Disney+ sub growth, but some analysts believe the streaming service needs to broaden its content scope and become more Netflix-like.

Vodafone sets course for UK's largest full-fiber player
News Analysis | 11/11/2021

On the back of wholesale deals struck with CityFibre and Openreach, Vodafone aims to pass 8 million UK homes with full-fiber by next spring.

SMBs and the Future of Fiber
Guest Perspectives | 11/11/2021

Increased fiber deployment will create a competitive dynamic fueled by smaller, established providers and new entrants made up of rural telcos, municipalities and co-operatives.

Eurobites: Vodafone and friends fashion the 'open RAN city'
News Analysis | 11/11/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom tweaks universal service rules; Telia helps in emissions fight; Colt innovates in recycling of e-waste.

Rakuten remains a poor advert for open RAN
News Analysis | 11/11/2021

The Japanese firm's losses are mounting, its customer numbers are disappointing and its forecasts look dubious.

Nokia boasts of 'essential' 5G patents milestone
News Analysis | 11/11/2021

Finnish vendor says it now has 4,000 patent families essential to 5G standards.

The journey to the 5G promised land
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 11/11/2021

Ron Porter, Head of 5G, Network & OSS Product Marketing at Amdocs, joins Light Reading Editor Phil Harvey to discuss the impact of 5G SA and network cloudification.

Struum streams ahead with new credit-based SVoD service
News Analysis | 11/11/2021

Following a preview in May and a recently closed $7M 'A' round, Struum has launched commercially in the US on several major streaming platforms and is starting to size up international expansion plans.

Open RAN doubts persist as Orange unveils new Paris lab
News Analysis | 11/11/2021

Integration challenges, a shortage of European specialists and the lack of support for older technologies are just a few of the problems that confront open RAN enthusiasts.

Disney+ sub growth slows to 2.1M in Q4
News Analysis | 11/10/2021

Disney ended Q4 with 179 million total subs across its direct-to-consumer streaming portfolio. Revenues climbed, losses widened and subscribers growth is still happening, but not as fast.

FuboTV surpasses 1M subs, goes on buying spree
News Analysis | 11/10/2021

Deal for Molotov SAS plants FuboTV's flag in France. Acquisition of Edisn.ai provides AI-fueled 'computer vision' tech that can recognize and track athletes, actors, products and other objects in live video feeds.

Telia joins growing 5G SA club with Nokia
News Analysis | 11/10/2021

Rollout of 5G standalone core initially deployed in Finland. Work underway to roll out core network technology in various other Telia markets, including on its home turf in Sweden.

SKT cruises to $340M operating profit on mobile, media growth
News Analysis | 11/10/2021

SK Telecom reports a 400 billion won (US$340 million) 3Q operating profit thanks to strong performances in its mobile and media businesses.

Commerce Sec promises Fed oversight on state broadband plans
Broadband World News | 11/10/2021

US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said at a White House press briefing that closing the digital divide will be a 'massive undertaking' and shared details on oversight plans and requirements for state funding.

Xperi pay-TV revenues dip 2% as TiVo unit nears full integration of MobiTV
News Analysis | 11/10/2021

Meanwhile, Xperi, TiVo's parent company, is pushing ahead with a plan to split out its intellectual property/licensing and product businesses by middle of 2022.

Eurobites: 5G 'pacesetters' win gold, says Ericsson study
News Analysis | 11/10/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange opens open RAN lab; EU court upholds Google fine; Vodafone reorganizes in Africa.

Telecom Italia embroiled in escalating boardroom row – report
News Analysis | 11/10/2021

Vivendi and CPD are said to be at odds over the role of TIM's CEO amid ongoing discussions about a single fiber network.

India addresses security concerns over mobile ecosystem
News Analysis | 11/10/2021

Indian Citizens Assistance for Mobile Privacy and Security (I-CAMPS) set up to prevent cybercrimes related to weaknesses in the app and device ecosystems.

Comcast recovers from widespread outages
News Analysis | 11/9/2021

Cable operator says service disruptions were a result of a network issue, but continues to investigate the root cause.

WeLink expands FWA in Las Vegas and Phoenix
News Analysis | 11/9/2021

Company leaders wouldn’t reveal current subscriber numbers but said that they are pleased with WeLink’s performance so far.

What's the story?: High drama at Rogers Communications
News Analysis | 11/9/2021

Jeff Baumgartner explains how a clash at the Rogers board, an unintended phone call, a family feud and a court battle thrust the control of the Canadian operator into limbo, and cast some doubt on its proposed $20.8 billion merger with Shaw Communications.

Exiting Telenor still mired in the Myanmar woods
News Analysis | 11/9/2021

Norway's Telenor still hasn't found its way out of Myanmar, with its $105M sale to Lebanon's M1 on the rocks while the junta wants a local buyer.

Infovista plays to the crowd with AI-based 5G RAN planning
News Analysis | 11/9/2021

Specialist in network lifecycle automation promises operators more efficient 5G network planning using crowdsourced data.

WOW sets sail for broadband growth as M&A wave subsides
News Analysis | 11/9/2021

WideOpenWest says it will maintain its 'broadband-first' focus and accelerate growth through network expansions to adjacent and greenfield areas following recent system sales to Astound Broadband and Atlantic Broadband.

1&1 slowly ramping up 5G rollout as costs start to mount
News Analysis | 11/9/2021

United Internet-owned German operator gradually putting pieces together for its 5G and fixed networks.

KT profit spikes 47% on 5G, digital and media growth
News Analysis | 11/9/2021

Korea's KT Corp has reported a 46.9% bump in Q3 earnings on the back of higher 5G take-up and its fast-expanding digital and media businesses.

Vodafone UK promises a better deal for MVNOs
News Analysis | 11/9/2021

The UK mobile operator has made investments in a new cloud platform it says will slash startup costs and time to market for MVNO customers.

Eurobites: Virgin Media O2 adds 1.6M UK homes to gigabit reach
News Analysis | 11/9/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange's Enovacom secures patient data; Telkom ponders future of IT biz; Telefónica boss warms to Benjamin Button theme.

Liberty Global's network upgrade plan not one-size-fits-all
News Analysis | 11/9/2021

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries says that FTTH overlays will reign in the UK, Ireland and Belgium, while a 'hybrid' approach with FTTP and DOCSIS upgrades will take hold in Switzerland and the Netherlands.

India's Airtel launches initiative to test 5G enterprise uses
News Analysis | 11/9/2021

India's second-largest service provider, Bharti Airtel, has introduced a 5G-for-business initiative to trial 5G-based enterprise use cases.

BT unleashes telco robots lab on Suffolk
News Analysis | 11/9/2021

Eyeing ways to cut the cost of Openreach's fiber rollout, Philip Jansen's company sets up a 5,000 square foot robot lab and says robolabor is not far behind.

Nokia launches new cybersecurity centre in Lannion
News Analysis | 11/9/2021

Finnish vendor still needs to find more staff with the right mix of skills.

NTT scrubs 'dirty networks' with AI threat sensor
News Analysis | 11/8/2021

Cyber Threat Sensor AI (CTS-AI) is a virtual appliance built into the MDR platform, and can be accessed through a mobile app to secure customer applications and workloads in AWS.

Manon Brouillette named new boss of Verizon's consumer group
News Analysis | 11/8/2021

Brouillette was CEO of Canada's Vidéotron before joining Verizon in June. She will succeed Ronan Dunne, who will shift to the role of strategic advisor.

Cable One says fiber JV will amp up network expansions
News Analysis | 11/8/2021

A proposed joint venture that includes certain fiber assets from Cable One would form a dedicated team 'hyper-focused on accelerating market expansion' in new and existing systems, CEO Julie Laulis says.

Viasat sucks Inmarsat into its orbit with $7.3B offer
News Analysis | 11/8/2021

A merger of the two satellite companies would be able to provide more advanced services to maritime, aviation and other sectors, they say.

Edward Rogers comes out on top in family feud
News Analysis | 11/8/2021

Rogers Communications won't appeal a court ruling that reinstates Edward Rogers as board chairman and validates his decision to reconstitute the board of the Canadian company without a traditional shareholder vote.

Huawei offloads x86 business as it chases self-sufficiency
News Analysis | 11/8/2021

In yet another shift away from its traditional hardware business, Huawei has sold its x86 server unit to a state-owned Chinese firm.

BT CEO predicts UK fiber victory but still unsure of final score
News Analysis | 11/8/2021

The UK's broadband market is suddenly awash with fiber investors and a loss of share could be extremely damaging to the incumbent.

US House passes Biden's infrastructure bill with $65B for broadband
Broadband World News | 11/8/2021

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act contains the federal government's largest investment in broadband, as well as key provisions around affordability and digital equity.

Cable vet aims to whip the power grid into shape
CxO Spotlight | 11/8/2021

Robert Cruickshank claims his Optimum Load Shaping system can help cable operators cut power costs and put power utilities into position to modernize the grid and speed a transition to renewable energy.

Exploring the private wireless opportunity
LRTV Interviews | 11/8/2021

Boingo CEO Mike Finley discusses how his company, now part of DigitalBridge, is setting its sights on the private wireless network arena.

Eurobites: Telekom Srbija turns to Vodafone for procurement and more
News Analysis | 11/8/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Rwandan LEO satellite rumors; Vivendi/TIM latest; faster speeds in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogoch.

Bell Canada back in black as revenues hit pre-pandemic levels
News Analysis | 11/5/2021

Bell Canada CEO said the carrier is on schedule to meet its network expansion goals for 2021, and has invested $1.2 billion in new capital toward that end during the quarter.

FTC OKs order against Broadcom in chip monopoly case
News Analysis | 11/5/2021

The agency is prohibiting Broadcom from making 'certain types' of exclusivity and loyalty deals with semiconductor customers, as well as retaliating against customers that buy chips from other suppliers.

Altice USA revamps network upgrade, growth strategy
News Analysis | 11/5/2021

Big US MSO unveils more aggressive fiber upgrade, edge-out and mobile strategy after losing broadband subs and seeing mobile sub growth slow to a crawl in Q3.

Xiaomi plugs a cool new phone liquid cooling tech
News Analysis | 11/5/2021

China's Xiaomi, maybe eyeing a warmer Snapdragon 898, shows off a new smartphone cooling technology it says is twice as effective as vapor chambers.

China leading world in public cloud growth
News Analysis | 11/5/2021

The pandemic and digital transformation are driving break-neck growth in China's public cloud markets.

Brazil reels in $1.27B after first day of 5G auction
News Analysis | 11/5/2021

Claro, TIM and Vivo predictably splash out on spectrum, but the auction also attracts newcomers.

Orange Concessions starts work on rural FTTH
News Analysis | 11/5/2021

French fiber venture begins operations just days after Orange launches Totem tower company.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom targets rural areas with fiber JV
News Analysis | 11/5/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM tries to scotch Vivendi rumors; Ofcom tweaks repeater rules; TDC's Q3.

Open RAN nowhere near ready for prime time – report
News Analysis | 11/5/2021

New study by CCS Insight, sponsored by InterDigital, says nascent tech may well have to wait until 6G for 'lead role.'

Lumentum lights up NeoPhotonics with $918M bid
News Analysis | 11/5/2021

The combination would bring together two of the main players in photonics as demand for optical communications continues to rise.

AT&T, Verizon to delay C-band rollout for FAA safety review
News Analysis | 11/4/2021

Voluntary delay will push out C-band deployments until at least January 5, 2022.

Dish's 5G mobile beta gets rolling in Las Vegas
News Analysis | 11/4/2021

Dish has an unspecified number of 'friendly' users testing 5G network in Las Vegas ahead of an expected service launch in Q1 2022. Meanwhile, Dish is pushing ahead with mobile network construction in more than 40 markets.

Sling TV gains nearly offset satellite TV losses at Dish
News Analysis | 11/4/2021

Dish lost 13,000 total video subs in Q3 2021 as the company added 117,000 Sling TV customers against a loss of 130,000 satellite TV subs.

Fastly customers have learned to stop worrying and love the cloud
News Analysis | 11/4/2021

Customers are back and sales are up, but the content delivery network's losses are also mounting.

Equinix's revenue results unmarred by supply chain shortages in Q3
News Analysis | 11/4/2021

Equinix's CEO said supply chain challenges impacting much of the telecom industry haven't had a major effect on Equinix's revenue for Q3.

Philippines newcomer Dito seeks $158M in new funds
News Analysis | 11/4/2021

Starting up is hard to do, especially if you're a new telco challenging deeply entrenched incumbents.

Supply chain disruptions cut into CommScope sales
News Analysis | 11/4/2021

CommScope expects chip and component shortages to impact full-year net sales by about $600 million, but the company is implementing price increases across all businesses to help offset the difference.

Telefónica cashes in on VM O2 and Telxius in Q3
News Analysis | 11/4/2021

Spain-based group sees second consecutive quarter of organic growth and maintains full-year guidance.

Eurobites: 'Burner phone' allegations put the heat on Orange's Scheen
News Analysis | 11/4/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vivendi flexes muscles at Telecom Italia; Virgin Media O2's Q3; Vodafone and Microsoft combine on cloud services.

How Federated hopes to supercharge 6GHz
LRTV Interviews | 11/4/2021

Federated Wireless is hoping to expand the spectrum-management expertise it developed in the CBRS band into the newly freed 6GHz band.

Surging smartphones give Qualcomm $9.3B revenue
News Analysis | 11/4/2021

Its complex supply chains now look inspired as Qualcomm notches blistering 43% revenue market. Though CEO Amon thinks flat smartphone sales are ahead.

Revenue miss doesn't spoil Frontier's fiber momentum
Broadband World News | 11/4/2021

Frontier tacked on a record 185,000 new fiber locations and 29,000 fiber subs in Q3. Frontier shares rose despite a revenue miss, making it clear that investors are applying more weight to the pace of Frontier's FTTP buildout.

BT eyes profit rebound in mix of the good, the bad and the ugly
News Analysis | 11/4/2021

The newly confident UK phone incumbent now reckons it can fund all fiber rollout without an investment partner, but a cost recovery has yet to show up in results.

Microsoft Metaverse has PowerPoint – be very afraid
News Analysis | 11/4/2021

Microsoft makes a play for the metaverse, announcing its Teams will have VR-supporting avatars from early next year.

The slow death of Huawei's European fixed business has begun
News Analysis | 11/3/2021

The European swap-out of the Chinese vendor's fiber and optical network products now appears underway.

Supply chain constraints catch up to Casa Systems
News Analysis | 11/3/2021

Vendor says its cable network access business has been hit the hardest by a shortage of certain components, exacerbated by a 'decommit' by some suppliers, that has pushed lead times out to a year or more.

The time may have arrived for 12GHz
LRTV Interviews | 11/3/2021

V. Noah Campbell of RS Access expects the FCC's new leadership to address the debate over pushing 5G operations into the 12GHz band.

VMware and Dell break up, but the shareholders are alright
News Analysis | 11/3/2021

The spinoff includes a $11.5 billion special cash dividend to VMware shareholders, which equates to a $27.40 per share dividend payment to all VMware stockholders.

Netflix unleashes first wave of mobile games, starting on Android
News Analysis | 11/3/2021

Seeking deeper engagement on mobile, Netflix is gradually rolling out a gaming service on its Android app, promising that support for iOS devices is 'on the way.'

Amazon Sidewalk quietly walks on
News Analysis | 11/3/2021

Roughly a year after Amazon announced its low-powered, wide-area wireless network, details of the offering remain vague.

O2 Germany raises earnings outlook again for 2021
News Analysis | 11/3/2021

German operator seals new wholesale deal with Lebara Germany, taking over from Deutsche Telekom.

T-Mobile CEO: 5G smartphones are still the 5G killer app
News Analysis | 11/3/2021

T-Mobile raised expectations and said its Sprint integration is ahead of schedule. Also, its execs pounded the table on 5G dominance.

Eurobites: Ericsson extends 5G RAN partnership with Play in Poland
News Analysis | 11/3/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ireland announces second phase of SIRO rollout; phone eco-rating scheme expands; AtlasEdge buys Colt data centers.

KORE CEO looks beyond the IoT hype
LRTV Interviews | 11/3/2021

CEO Romil Bahl discusses KORE's approach to IoT security in both the device and the network, and its use of eSIM technology to connect IoT devices globally.

Taking stock of number portability
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/3/2021

Heavy Reading survey data indicates that number portability has been deployed at scale and is meeting or exceeding performance expectations, but business model complexity is having an impact within Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

Huawei's subscale cloud unit needs more than just chips
Morris Lore | 11/3/2021

The Chinese vendor's fledgling cloud business remains tiny alongside industry giants and may struggle even if it can fix its hardware problems.

Adtran CEO reports 'mixed' results and mixed feelings on supply issues
Broadband World News | 11/2/2021

Adtran reported a GAAP net loss of $10.4 million for Q3 2021, owing largely to supply chain issues. But CEO Tom Stanton tried to project a sunny outlook for 2022 while also admitting it's the company's biggest problem.

Isotropic, SES take multi-orbit satellite services to the test
News Analysis | 11/2/2021

Isotropic claims its terminal, designed to support satellite services beamed from multiple orbits, recently passed a critical field test with SES, a strategic investor and key deployment partner.

IBM's Lambertson sees blue skies in telco, cloud collab
LRTV Interviews | 11/2/2021

Lambertson explains how service providers' approach to public cloud usage is changing, and how intent-based networking can improve network automation for operators.

Telcos see AI as key to achieving climate goals – research
News Analysis | 11/2/2021

Research by Nokia and GSMA Intelligence highlights why telcos regard AI as critical in the fight against climate change.

BT and the taming of the net neutrality beast
News Analysis | 11/2/2021

As Ofcom continues its post-Brexit review into net neutrality, the UK phone incumbent spies an opportunity to break free of current constraints.

Harmonic 'CableOS' deployments near 4M modems
News Analysis | 11/2/2021

Supplier claims its virtual CCAP has been deployed by 68 carriers worldwide at the end of Q3 2021, up from 62 at the end of the prior period.

BT and OneWeb ink a shiny satellite broadband deal
News Analysis | 11/2/2021

OneWeb has inked a deal with BT to provide low-orbit satellite connectivity across BT Group, with the first live trials due to start early 2022.

Vertical Bridge brings the edge closer to the data
News Analysis | 11/2/2021

The cell tower company says it's building 'edge to suit' data centers where the client determines the location.

Most Asian enterprises see business value in 5G – IDC survey
News Analysis | 11/2/2021

A new IDC study of Asian enterprise and 5G adoption contains promising news for telcos.

India's Reliance Jio bets on JioPhone Next to lure 2G subscribers
News Analysis | 11/2/2021

The cheap 4G smartphone, launched with Google, is available from Diwali for INR6,499 ($87) or INR1,999 ($26.7), with the rest in monthly installments.

Eurobites: Dutch operators remove high-end phones from stores after spate of armed robberies
News Analysis | 11/2/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange plants its Totem; some Sky Glass users aren't happy; Telenor considers Pakistan stake sale.

Shaw stands by merger despite Rogers family feud
News Analysis | 11/1/2021

Big Canadian telecom operator also boosts revenue and net income in fiscal Q4, thanks to its strong wireless performance, even as its wireline sub losses continue to pile up.

Could the FAA crash land into Verizon's 5G dreams?
News Analysis | 11/1/2021

The FAA may issue a warning about 5G interference to aircraft operations, according to a new report. Verizon, with its massive C-band deployment plans, may be caught up in the issue.

Vodafone DIY plan adds drama to the Netcracker suite
News Analysis | 11/1/2021

The operator's plan to recruit another 7,000 software engineers and build more of its own technologies threatens upheaval in the IT vendor community.

Comcast's 'Gigabit Pro' service accelerates to 3-Gig
News Analysis | 11/1/2021

Comcast will soon upgrade all Gigabit Pro customers to symmetrical speeds of 3 Gbit/s. Gigabit Pro, a residential FTTP service introduced in 2015, originally offered symmetrical speeds of 2 Gbit/s.

Millicom back to profits as LatAm gets jabbed
News Analysis | 11/1/2021

Latin American mobile giant Millicom, which owns the Tigo brand, swung back to black this quarter and may hive off its towers and financial services.

CableLabs connects with operators and suppliers on convergence
LRTV Interviews | 11/1/2021

CableLabs' Mariam Sorond offers fresh insight about the genesis of the Convergence Council and the Mobile Convergence Committee, two important projects kicked off by the organization earlier this year.

Shentel halts fixed wireless buildout in favor of fiber
News Analysis | 11/1/2021

Earlier this year, Shentel disclosed plans to cover up to 215,000 households with its Beam-branded fixed wireless Internet service. Now it's halting those plans and will instead build out fiber.

Malaysia 5G project gets funded as early warning sign appears
News Analysis | 11/1/2021

Malaysia's single-network 5G experiment is starting to take shape – but an early sign of the potential negative impact on operators has appeared.

MegaFon takes Vertical approach to towers
News Analysis | 11/1/2021

Russia's tower market lights up after the second of two major deals is announced in 2021.

Cellnex holds firm on 2021 outlook
News Analysis | 11/1/2021

Europe's largest independent tower company posts solid Q3 and reiterates full-year guidance.

Andromeda auction for 5G spectrum: The end is in sight
News Analysis | 11/1/2021

The auction is officially the nation's third-biggest spectrum auction ever. It sits only behind the $45 billion AWS-3 auction in 2015 and the $81 billion C-band auction earlier this year.

Eurobites: EU forces device makers to boost cybersecurity
News Analysis | 11/1/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sweden's Enea lands US traffic classification deal; Net Insight synchronizes 5G; why data center architecture rocks.

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